A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands. Exact location of earthquake, -64.736° West, 19.0734° North, depth 48 km. The temblor was reported at 02:43:50 / 2:43 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr16284003. Event ids that are associated: pr16284003. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 48 km (30 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 10/10/16 / 2016-10-10 06:43:50 / October 10, 2016 @ 6:43 am UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Road Town, Tortola (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 73 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands.
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